Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Out of Control

Lately my life has been out of control. I won't bore you with details. You know how it can get. When life gets crazy I crave organization.

Nothing makes me feel better than a tidy room.


Cleaning and straightening calms me down.


An organized closet? Pure joy.


All my shoes lined up in a row...


Everything in it's place....perfect.


Even better? Color coordinated organization.


I love the look of open shelving with everything so neatly stacked.
I bet my shelves would look like this for exactly two hours.


And can you imagine your pantry being this neat? Walking into this pantry would be like taking a Valium for me.

So, what do you do when your life gets out of control?

22 comments:

  1. Life out of control?

    I GARDEN!!!!!

    Wish we could get out of control at the same time. You organize inside my house & I make your garden fabulous.

    Better than taking happy pills.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  2. I'm with you. When everything is going crazy around me, I crave order. My home is the cleanest during stressful times.

    I hope life slows down for you soon.

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  3. I am such the same way. that closet makes me want to tackle mine... again.

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  4. now if i only had beautiful things like this to organize!

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  5. I eat-already polished off a bag of doritos this morning

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  6. When life is in a tail spin I organize and tidy, then I hit the road on an adventure. I look for new haunts like consignment shops, junk stores or wicky wacky places.
    It takes my mind off of what bugging me.

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  7. I am the same way. When things get crazy I start cleaning and organizing.

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  8. Eat, and straighten and organize and make lists and drink wine......all in some sort of feeble attempt to control what I usually can't control!

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  9. When life gets out of control, I organize!!! Nothing gets your mind off your current problems better than pulling everything out of a closet (or drawer, or even entire room for that matter!) and sorting through things one at a time, editing items and organizing them back into the space. Then a few months down the road when things are hectic again, and the order only lasted for like a week, you do it all over again ;)

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  10. I couldn't agree MORE! I have been having the same obsessions lately. That and moving a bunch of furniture around. I need a new perspective!

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  11. same here! i am a cleaner. in fact i am in the process right now! i like to work from the inside out. in other words i like to clean all the insides of cabinets and closets, throw old shit out, clean the shelves, organize the remians..trust me when i say this is WAAAAY better than dusting and/or vaccuuming for a true sense of peace and calm and joy and order.

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  12. Totally agree. I clean when I'm stressed as well. Friday night was spent completely re-arranging the kitchen. My to-do list didn't get any smaller, but it made me feel better to see the space nice and clean.

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  13. I wish I was super organized. It drives em crazy that I'm not. One of these days I'm going to hire someone to come in and help me get it done! I always feel better in a cleaner space.

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  14. I am dieing for some organized open shelving

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  15. same exact thing: order and cleanliness.

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  16. You've inspired me to go clean out a closet...heck I may even fold some laundry! Great post.

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  17. I'm going to save this post and look at it when my life gets out of control...its like a sweet, sweet high for me :)

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  18. I totally emphatize with you. I hope everything's ok on ur end though. Oh & I do love organizing too, when life gets crazy, tidying up stuff gives us a sense of control :)

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  19. I'm just like that as well...when I'm overwhelmed is really the only time I ever clean-clean. Maybe I should be overwhelmed more often so that my house would be spic and span. (Or is it that if my house was spic and span I'd be overwhelmed less often?)

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  20. I don't organize anything when I'm stressed, or things are out of control, I guess I take care of the situation... I do love organizing though! But cleaning and vacuming totally stresses me out, we have a cleaning lady once a week, and she's worth her weight in gold!! I'd rather paint a wall or hang some pictures... Or spray paint something!! Now, THAT relaxes me!

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  21. I ORGANIZE! Sometimes, I think I create a mess just so I can re-organize it. Should I not admit that? Especially my office. I can't think straight when it is messy and unorganized. Sometimes, I work out but more often then not I drink some beer and socialize with friends.....a few laughs always takes my mind off of my stress!

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  22. I've got plenty of projects for you over at my place. Ah ha ha.

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